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Ingredients: Docetaxel
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Docetaxel (XT) sold as Taxotere or Docecad, is a well-established anti-mitotic chemotherapy medication that works by interfering with cell division. Docetaxel is approved by the FDA for treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastric cancer, hormone-refractory prostate cancer and non small-cell lung cancer. Docetaxel can be used as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs as indicated depending on specific cancer type and stage.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Fatigue, Dysgeusia, Paraesthesia, Tenderness, Thought blocking, Haemorrhoids

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: aching joints, muscles. Bad taste in mouth. Haemorrhoids. Sore genitals. Chemo fog. No energy. Affects eyes. Hands and feet are sore and tingly with fingers having no grip!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Wound

Posted By oaf834 in fdb.rxlist.com on March 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

i had every side effect mentioned, great for working on cancer, horable working on you it's a killer. wound up with chf,copd,more lung trouble. took myself off the drug after 9 sessions. now trying...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By clyde in fdb.rxlist.com on January 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Myalgia

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on August 18, 2011 @ 12:00 am

diahrriea nauseam chronic muscle and joint pai

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Toothache, Weight increased

Posted By Hopeful in fdb.rxlist.com on May 20, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I have breast cancer that spread to my ribs, spine and pelvic area. I have had weight gain, infected finger nails and tendencies to lock my jaw which causes toothaches and headaches. I've also had mos...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lacrimation increased

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on March 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking taxotere ever 3 weeks for 7 months and the excessive eye tearing and fingernail infections are wearing me down. My CT scans have been coming back "slight improvement". I plan to ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Crying, Irritable bowel syndrome, Abdominal distension, Dysgeusia, Mucous membrane disorder, Skin disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 7, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: palmer-planter erythrodysesthesia producing sever skin peeling on fingers. Tearing in eyes, extreme outside. IBS type symptoms, consipation, bloating, taste change, mucus changes in all...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Ageusia, Arthralgia, Neuropathy peripheral, Crying, Alopecia, Infertility, Rhinorrhoea, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 13, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: During treatments, body aches, chemo brain, neuropathy, chemically induced menopause were the worst ones. Many minor ones: loss of taste, all day tearing and runny nose, hair loss. Perm...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Pain, Neuropathy peripheral

Posted By punksunnSURVIVOR in fdb.rxlist.com on August 30, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... have first followup CATscan 1st week in Oct '09. Side effects were bad...hugh increase of hearing, sense of taste is diminished, neuropathy in legs and arms, sharp pains in joints and chest. Oncolog...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Drug ineffective

Posted By Janet in fdb.rxlist.com on August 26, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... scan that showed the treatments were no longer working. I didn't have any major side effects with this drug...the first 5 days after a treatment I just felt kind of yuky and I was tired. I did no...

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